At the last day of the 19th International Film Festival in Athens, Greece, I had the pleasure of watching a documentary on the beloved VHS...
As weird as it might sounds, yes this was a documentary on the tapes that we all grew up with and the tale of how this revolutionary means helped shape the way we watch films today.
"Rewind This!" is a nostalgic trip to the history of VHS (and Beta) tapes and how this radical idea of home entertainment started, ruled and then slowly died(?). At least in the massive way that it dominated for 15 years, as there seem to be lots of nostalgic VHS affectionates that still collect tapes and not only that but as I discovered through Joss Johnson's documentary, there are still films, filmed exclusively for VHS!
"Rewind This!" is a fun, nostalgic documentary that makes us want to return to those simpler times when a trip to the neighborhoud video store was a trip to a sea of endless film choises and the only concern was not to forget to rewind the tape...
Definitely worth discovering this film!
Ever since I first set foot on a cinema theatre, I knew that something magical was happening there....